Louisville shows interest in four-star QB

Louisville has a strong reputation developing NFL quarterbacks and have a Heisman candidate this year in senior Brian Brohm. Now, the Cardinals are starting to express interest in Braden Hanson, a four-star, pro-style quarterback from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Louisville is expressing interest in Braden Hanson, a four-star quarterback from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Cardinals assistant Brent Myers stopped by Hanson's school last week, Charlotte Latin, to talk with the 6-foot-6, 210 pound quarterback's high school coach and formally express Louisville's interest.

Following Myers visit, the talented pro-style quarterback called the U of L assistant and had a lengthy conversation about the Louisville program.

"I had a long, really good conversation with Coach Myers about a week or two ago," Hanson said. "They have a really good program and Brian Brohm has had great success in that system. They have a really good program and I think they're still on the right track with the new coach.

"Coach Myers said Louisville is really interested in me and I expressed my interest in Louisville during our conversation. I like their system and I think I could do well in it."

Hanson threw for 2,700 yards and 39 touchdowns as a junior. He currently holds offers from Duke, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Missouri. Besides Louisville, Rutgers, Kansas State and a host of ACC programs are starting to show interest.

"Louisville hasn't offered yet and I'm not sure where things stand," Hanson said. "I'd love to have an offer from them."

Where would the Cardinals stand with Hanson if they offered a scholarship?

"I would definitely have to consider them and I definitely would consider taking a visit there," Hanson said. "I can't say I'd put them in my Top 5 or anything like that, but I'm looking for a pro-style offense and they have one."

Hanson said he'd like to make his decision this summer and plans to attend several college camps once school is out. Hanson mentioned Alabama and Auburn as two programs he'd likely camp and also said Louisville is a possibility.

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